Lecturer (Teaching) in Midwifery

Opening Date:
17 Jun 2021
Closing Date:
16 Jul 2021
Salary Range:

We are growing our Midwifery team, with the commencement of an additional pre-registration MSc Midwifery shortened programme in September 2021; this is an exciting time to join the Department of Midwifery and CPD, in the Three Counties School of Nursing. The University of Worcester is proud of being accredited with the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative as well as achieving 100% overall student satisfaction in the NSS 2020.

This is a developmental opportunity for an early career Midwife, with an emphasis on enhancing students’ midwifery skills and digital capabilities. The post can be part-time or full-time, with an emphasis on teaching midwifery skills across our Midwifery programmes. The post holder will be committed to the development of digital capability, promoting evidence based best practice that underpins critical thinking, leadership, decision-making and problem-solving skills required to enable students to fulfil this role.

By utilising expert knowledge and skills, the post holder will have the opportunity to teach across the BSc (Hons) Midwifery; MSc Shortened Midwifery programme and other courses within the School; lead agreed BSc modules; assess students and supervise students’ Independent study. The post holder will engage in curriculum development, using salutogenic principles to develop flexible practitioners who can transfer and synthesise skills and knowledge to meet the demands of differing practice environments and who recognise the accountability and responsibilities of the midwife’s role.

The educational aims of the department are to ensure that midwives, at the point of registration, are equipped to provide skilled, knowledgeable, respectful and compassionate care. Women and families are at the heart of our teaching and this is reflected in our knowledgeable, kind and compassionate students. The Maternity Service User Group supported by the Lead Midwife of Education (LME) play a key part in the student learning journey from selection days to assessment and evaluation promoting student empathy.

Our Midwifery academics have a growing scholarly, research and publication profile and are committed to building on achievements in learning, teaching and research. The successful candidate will join a team of enthusiastic, committed, and dynamic Midwife teachers and will work collaboratively with colleagues across the Department, School and the wider University. New appointees are supported by a knowledgeable team, to develop their new role with access to a team buddy, mentor and staff development courses.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Kerry Gaskin (Head of Department for Midwifery and CPD) by email k.gaskin@worc.ac.uk.